Music Events

 

Han Han with HATAW

Toronto

Ages 5+


May 17 / 3:30pm

Concert Stage60 minutes

Han Han is a Filipina-Canadian artist and operating room nurse. At the hospital, she saves lives. Onstage, she inspires audiences.

Han Han is joined on stage by Filipino-Canadian dance troupe HATAW which fuses diverse styles of dance & performance art.

Han Han

HATAW Performing Arts

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Parents are a Drag

Zee Zee Theatre

British Columbia

Ages 5+


May 16 / 12:30pm
May 17 / 12:30pm
May 18 / 12:30pm

Lakeside Terrace45 minutes

Join drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your day at this fun and inclusive event which reminds young ones, their parents, caregivers and everyone in between that it’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up

Parents are a Drag celebrates diversity with songs, laughter and play. With opportunities for the audience to become part of the show, be sure to come dressed to impress or ready for some dress-up time.

Performance advisory: Music is fairly loud.

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Cast & Credits

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Moscow Apartment

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 12:30pm
May 17 / 12:30pm
May 18 / 12:30pm

Stage in the Round60 minutes

Come and discover one of the buzziest new female youth bands around! Moscow Apartment is an indie folk rock duo with a number of national awards to their name and appearances at high profile festivals. Bringing electric crunch to tight folk harmonies, Brighid (15) and Pascale (16) recently toured across Canada opening for The Good Lovelies.

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The Heavyweights Brass Band & Friends

The Heavyweights Brass Band

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 3:30pm

Concert Stage60 minutes

Come enjoy the irresistible Heavyweights Brass Band and guests Kevin Breit and CHRiS ROuSE as they bring a Second Line party to Junior 2020. A delight for the whole family!

Heavyweights Brass Band

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Spork! The Family Musical

Music by Elizabeth Baird
Book and Lyrics by Robert Gontier
Based on the book Spork, by Kyo Maclear

Toronto

All ages


May 18 / 11:30am

Brigantine Room20 min excerpt + 20 min talk-back

Co-written by Robert Gontier and Elizabeth Baird, Spork! is inspired by the 2010 award-winning Canadian picture book written by Kyo Maclear. The musical adaptation tells the story of a young utensil named Spork who has a spoon for a mother and a fork for a father and is trying to figure out where he belongs in the world when rumours of a large ‘messy thing’ start to take over the kitchen and it’s up to Spork to save the day!

New this year! Introducing the Building Blocks New Works Series, featuring musicals that are still being worked on. Join us for a 20-minute sneak preview, discover how the artists work on a new play and give us your feedback! The other productions in this series are Roots and Rainbows: A Children’s Musical Adventure by Miranda Currie, and They is Me by Queer Songbook Orchestra.

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Supported by
Spork! The Family Musical acknowledges development funding from the Ontario Arts Council's Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, Sheridan College's Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design as well as its Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) granting initiative.

Maracatu Mar Aberto

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 2:30pm
May 17 / 2:30pm
May 18 / 2:30pm

Stage in the Round60 minutes

Thunderous drums and voices, joined in song, from Africa to Brazil to Toronto; this is the sound of The Open Sea. Maracatu Mar Aberto takes you on a journey to northeastern Brazil and the many rich traditions of cultural expression found there during this energetic and interactive musical show.

Maracatu Mar Aberto

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SWING by SPLASH

Etobicoke School of the Arts

Toronto

All ages


May 17 / 12pm

Concert Stage30 minutes

Join Canada’s top show choir as they perform their 2020 award-winning SWING set.

SPLASH is a nationally-recognized, award-winning show choir from Etobicoke School for the Arts in the Toronto District School Board. Performance highlights include singing with Naya Rivera from the hit show Glee, being the subject of a documentary on Global News’ 16X9, The Real Glee, and claiming the top prize at Canada’s Show Choir Championship seven times.

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Honours Orchestra

Sistema Toronto

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 12pm

Concert Stage30 minutes

Come and listen to Sistema Toronto, which provides musical and intellectual opportunities to children in vulnerable communities, with the goal of inspiring transformative social action. Sistema builds stronger communities by enabling at-risk children to overcome poverty, grow and thrive as engaged citizens and future leaders.

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They is Me

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Toronto

All ages


May 18 / 3pm

Brigantine Room20 min excerpt + 20 min talk-back

Barry Meets the Wandering Poet is a story about the exploration of identity and acceptance that aims to spark dialogue, art and awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and to inspire inclusivity, love and acceptance amongst young and old.

This collaborative new production by Toronto’s beloved Queer Songbook Orchestra combines story-telling, skilled puppetry and songs by Ali Eisner, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and Shaun Brodie.

New this year! Introducing the Building Blocks New Works Series, featuring musicals that are still being worked on. Join us for a 20-minute sneak preview, discover how the artists work on a new play and give us your feedback! The other productions in this series are Spork! A Family Musical by Robert Gontier and Elizabeth Baird, and Roots and Rainbows: A Children’s Musical Adventure by Miranda Currie.

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

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Roots and Rainbows: A Children’s Musical Adventure

Miranda Currie

Northwest Territories

Ages 3+


May 18 / 1pm

Brigantine Room20 min excerpt + 20 min talk-back

Anna has come to the North to live with her Aunty close to Yellowknife while Anna’s mother attends law school down south. When Aunty and Ehtsee (Grandma) realize that Anna has not been on the land since she was very small, they decide to take her camping in the bush for the weekend. Using the language and the old ways, Ehtsee and Aunty show Anna all that Mother Earth has to offer. Anna begins to reclaim her cultural knowledge while adding her own spin on what it means to be a young northern indigenous person in today’s modern world.

Combining theatre, traditional storytelling, advocacy and original compositions from award winning artist Miranda Currie, Roots and Rainbows is a northern indigenous musical adventure that offers both indigenous and non-indigenous audiences an opportunity to come together under indigenous leadership to understand the history and culture of the original northern people.

New this year! Introducing the Building Blocks New Works Series, featuring musicals that are still being worked on. Join us for a 20-minute sneak preview, discover how the artists work on a new play and give us your feedback! The other productions in this series are Spork! A Family Musical by Robert Gontier and Elizabeth Baird, and They is Me by Queer Songbook Orchestra

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Miranda Currie

 
 
 

All Nations Juniors

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Toronto

All ages


May 18 / 3:30pm

Concert Stage60 minutes

The All Nations Juniors Drum Group will bring the beat of Mother Earth to audiences from all backgrounds and ages. Enjoy this First Nations Pow Wow-style youth drum group and find your own beat to march to!

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